HAMBURG Feb 9 German prosecutors said they were
not investigating the German state of Lower Saxony's premier
Stephan Weil or other members of Volkswagen's
supervisory board in connection with an emissions scandal.
"Beyond that, no information will be provided on the number,
names or possible testimony of witnesses... so as not to put
further investigation at risk," the prosecutor's office in
Braunschweig near VW's Wolfsburg headquarters said in an
e-mailed statement on Thursday.
Media reports have said that former Chairman Ferdinand Piech
informed key supervisory board members about potential diesel
cheating six months before the scandal became public, prompting
VW to weigh steps against him.
(Reporting by Jan Schwartz; Writing by Maria Sheahan)